It’s back for one last shot at glory. Netflix‘s critically-acclaimed sports docu-series Last Chance U is back with its fifth run of episodes – the show’s final outing (at least in its current form – read on for details).
Having launched back in 2016, the series chronicling college football programs has captivated fans with its compelling exploration of the lives of athletes and coaches across two different colleges – the fifth season will see the show relocate again to a third setting, but the drama and emotion at the show’s heart won’t be changing!
This time, the series brings viewers “inside the hustle and grind of Laney College JUCO football” in Oakland, California, where the Laney Eagles are embarking on a new season to defend their 2018 national championship.
Before Last Chance U undergoes an overhaul, here’s everything you need to know about the last outing for mk. 1 of the series…
Last Chance U season 5 release date
All eight episodes of the series – which has been subtitled Last Chance U: Laney – land in one go on Tuesday, 28th July, 2020.
Last Chance U season 5 players
The first two seasons of the show followed events at East Mississippi Community College, before the action was shifted to Independence Community College in Kansas for seasons three and four.
This time round we’re moving college again – with the season set to focus on Laney College in Oakland, California, whose team participates in the California Community College Athletic Association – a different JUCO League from East Mississippi and Kansas.
Last Chance U season 5 trailer
You can catch a glimpse of the Laney team and what to expect in season 5 by watching the short trailer below.
What happens in Last Chance U season 5?
The fifth run will follow Laney as they look to build on their championship win in 2018 – with the team forced to contend with injuries and extreme pressure in their bid to regain their title.
As is always the case with this series, there are also all sorts of insights into the programme and the team’s outlook, with extensive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with both players and management.
Speaking about the upcoming season to Deadline, executive producer and director Greg Whitely said, “We’re thrilled to be able to delve into the world of Laney College for our fifth season and to have had the opportunity to document the incredible grit and drive of these JUCO players in Oakland, CA.
“With this series, we always wanted to give viewers a raw behind-the-scenes look at junior college athletics and we’re excited to expand the LCU legacy onto the court with JUCO basketball.”
Will season 5 of Last Chance U be the last?
Well – yes and no.
While Netflix has announced that the upcoming fifth run will be the final season of the show in its current iteration, there will be a spin-off arriving in 2021 – with the focus changing from American football to basketball.